Osborne has little left to squeeze, IFS says

Autumn Statement raises questions over realism of coalition plans

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Britain’s needlessly slow recovery

The government has been led astray by focusing on deficit and debt rather than the health of the economy

Q&A: Six key Autumn Statement questions

Good forecasts mask underlying concerns

Economists’ views of Autumn Statement 2013

Three leading economists deliver their verdicts

Productivity puzzle remains unsolved

OBR believes rapid growth unsustainable, but it remains uncertain

Surge in growth conceals long-term flaws

OBR unveils biggest upgrade to forecasts in 14 years

The Autumn Statement in eight charts

Economics editor Chris Giles cuts through the spin

Foreign homeowners to contribute £70m

Levy payable on properties sold after April 2015

Scotland accused over oil forecasts

George Osborne claims Scotland is not being honest with voters

NIC changes for under-21s criticised

Some 1.5m lifted from employers’ national insurance contributions

Cable warns over house prices

Business secretary says danger market ‘getting out of control’

Welfare capped and Whitehall budgets cut

Two-pronged approach to reducing government spending

Inflation-busting rail fare rises to end

Chancellor confirms 1p fuel duty increase will be scrapped

Cash boost aims to speed housebuilding

Supply of homes poised to become battleground before election

Politics to fore in tackling living costs

Policies announced despite dismissing Labour claims of a ‘crisis’

Osborne holds out prospect of surplus

UK could be back in black by 2019, raising hopes of tax cuts

UK Government to raise more via NS&I

NS&I can double amount it accepts to £4bn

Osborne given little room over austerity

Deficit forecast likely to outpace any upgrade to growth estimates

Osborne pushed on infrastructure pledges

Only few ‘priority’ road, energy and telecoms projects completed

Britain needs a cautious statement

In spite of recent growth, UK chancellor should be prudent

UK borrowing falls to £8.1bn in October

Accurate forecasts suit Osborne for once

Expect a warts-and-all account of the OBR’s limited vision